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News Release

Friday, April 8, 2016

Media Relations

Purse Snatch interrupted by Citizen Hero on Horseback NA16059ti

WHAT:
Recognizing Citizen Hero

WHEN:
Monday, April 11, 2016
9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Devonshire Community Police Station
10250 Etiwanda Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325

WHO:
Captain III Brian Pratt, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Community Police Station
Lieutenant Tim Torsney, Commanding Officer, Devonshire Detective Division
Citizen Hero Nester Zepeda and his horse Palomino

WHY:
Publicly acknowledge Citizen Hero Nester Zepeda with a Certificate of Appreciation for intervening in a purse snatch incident on March 25, 2016. Mr. Zepeda and his horse, Palomino, chased down a purse snatch suspect causing him to abandon the victim's property. All of the victim's property was recovered and immediately returned to her.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.

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